They should invest in appropriate road links

EDITOR – I refer to comments attributed to Simon Grantham, GBM managing director, in the page 3 article of October 19.

“People need to take a good look at the economy. There are employment opportunities for young lads who are mechanically minded. They are not going to be doctors, are they?”

What an insult. How does Mr Grantham know that there are no budding doctors among the young folks of Brookenby?

Allegedly, recent past experience suggests that when GBM’s retrospective Planning Permission was refused at the Caistor scrapyard, no jobs were found to be associated with the Caistor area.

“Winchester Marine had “gifted out of the goodness of their heart” a Bomber Command Memorial at the site”

The cost of the Bomber Command Memorial was entirely met by veterans of RAAF 460 squadron. Winchester Marine erected an ugly fence around the memorial which initially cut off access. Following an outcry they were required to provide a gate!

“If you think about Binbrook on the whole nothing happens there”. - People choose to live in the Wolds villages precisely for the beauty and peace that the AONB offers.

Is it any wonder that we are objecting to the prospect of 100 heavy scrap vehicles a week driving through the centre of our village and indeed endangering the lives of children attending the Primary School.

“It seems to be a Lincolnshire thing. No-one seems to want to do anything in their backyard”

Perhaps Mr Grantham would like to locate this facility at his home?

More generally the Technical Park needs to be accessed.

However it is located smack in the middle of the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is only served by rural roads.

Business needs to be attracted by good access and communication.

The owners of this facility together with the county and Government agencies need to invest in appropriate road links; not just preside over the destruction of our natural heritage and rural communities.

Richard Fry

chairman

Binbrook Parish Council